Sunday, April 17, 2016
Thankfully the Maeda start is the ascent part of the Dodgers' pitching roller coaster. Kershaw, then Kazmir, then Maeda gives one whiplash. Kazmir is the part where the guy in front of you pukes. Maeda, on the other hand, hasn't given up an earned run yet and is a welcome relief thus far as the rotation continues to....well, rotate. I had the pleasure of watching him pitch for the first time in the home opener; he was poised and confident, looked like he'd done his homework on opposing batters, and was ready to play defense and to swing the bat. Let's hope he does all those things again today.